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How Does a Whole-house Humidifier Work?

Posted: March 14, 2022

Keeping Indoor Air at the Proper Humidity Levels Healthy indoor air contains a certain amount of moisture – ideally about 55%. But during the winter, the air becomes much drier than in the summer months. This can make reaching that ideal moisture percentage in your home difficult—especially when your furnace is operating and blowing warm air through your home. This type of dry indoor environment can cause a range of problems, including dry, irritated skin and increased allergic responses. Dry indoor air, if left unchecked, can also result in physical damage to your home and furniture. Fortunately, you can solve […]

Do All Gas Furnaces Have a Pilot Light?

Posted: March 7, 2022

Older Furnaces Do, But Newer Ones Don’t If you have an older gas furnace, your heating unit relies on a small blue flame known as a pilot light to ensure the ignition of the burners. Water heaters, gas fireplaces and old gas stoves often have similar pilot lights. If your furnace has a round knob on the gas valve with the words OFF/ON/PILOT/, you have what’s known as a standing pilot ignition. As you probably know from experience, the biggest drawback to pilot lights is that they will get extinguished at times, causing you to lose your heat. Common reasons include […]

What Is Bioheat® Fuel?

Posted: February 21, 2022

It’s the Green Fuel for Your Home The heating oil industry is well on its way to transitioning to a green, renewable fuel oil—and Wilson Oil and Propane is proud to be doing our part with deliveries of our B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. Bioheat fuel is a blend of biodiesel and traditional petroleum-based heating oil. Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oils, animal fats and other renewable materials, is considered a biogenic fuel that reduces carbon output 100%. That’s because the combustion of biofuels and other biogenic energy sources actually recycle carbon dioxide emissions through renewable plant materials and other biomass feedstocks. That’s […]

What to Do if You Smell Gas

Posted: February 14, 2022

Know the Distinctive Odor of Propane Gas Propane smells like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray. Propane manufacturers add this smell to help alert consumers to propane leaks. If you are concerned that you or others in your home may have difficulty smelling propane, consider installing one or more propane gas detectors. Seven Safety Steps If you think you smell propane in your home, camper, RV or the area around any gas equipment, or if a propane gas detector signals the presence of propane, you should follow these suggestions right away. Extinguish all smoking materials and any other open flames or sources […]

Healthy Indoor Air During COVID-19

Posted: February 7, 2022

New Air Purifier Kills 99.9% of the COVID-19 Virus With COVID-19 continuing to mutate into new variants like Omicron, you may be concerned about the air that you breathe at home. Please reach out to us. We have solutions that can vastly improve the air quality in your home, making it a more comfortable and healthier place to be. Wilson Oil and Propane offers the most advanced air-purification systems, which can effectively remove viruses and other serious health risks. In fact, recent studies have confirmed that one of our newest products, the REME HALO® In-Duct Air Purifier, kills 99.9% of the […]

How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing

Posted: January 17, 2022

Tips to Avoid Serious Water Damage in Your Home While we haven’t seen anything close to extreme cold yet, we all know it’s coming at some point. One of the biggest worries during times of frigid temperatures is a lack of heat—and the ensuing risk of water pipes freezing. Frozen Pipe Prevention When a pipe freezes, it’s at risk to burst, and a burst pipe can cause you a lot of trouble and money. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you avoid this stressful situation. If you plan to be away from home in winter, leave […]